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AI Squared statement on security breech

I am passing the following info along from AI Squared formerly GW Micro.


Dear Window-Eyes Users,

First we want to apologize for the unfortunate messages that some of you may have seen this morning. We wanted to take a minute to address what happened and explain how we plan on preventing this in the future.

We released App Central in 2008 as a central repository for Window Eyes Apps, documentation and related resources. App Central was built as a community resource, from the beginning we wanted all Window-Eyes users to be able to contribute and benefit from each others efforts. We’re proud of what we accomplished – App Central today contains over 299 apps and more are added all the time.

Sometime early this morning a user with familiarity with Window-Eyes and the App Central environment breached out security and posted an update to GW Toolkit. Users who downloaded the update were exposed to some unfortunate messages. Our analysis shows that no permanent changes were made to your Window-Eyes installation and, if you update to GW Toolkit version 8.5.9 the problems you may be experiencing should be resolved. Instructions on how to manually update your Apps is at the following KB article www.gwmicro.com/kb2062

We have changed passwords and security on our systems that run App Central and we’ve turned off developer updates to apps for the time being. In the next few days we’ll be performing an internal security audit to determine what steps we can take to prevent something like this from happening again.

Rest assured that we take security seriously and we’ll be implementing these steps in a logical, ordered fashion.

Once again, our apologies and thank you for your patience on this matter.

The Ai Squared Team

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AI Squared statement on security breech was released on January 16, 2015 at 3:48 pm by tech in accessibility newsand issues.
Last modified: January 16, 2015.


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